Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

25 May 2009

This Week in Science History saw in 1919, the solar eclipse that proved Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity...

24 May 2009

Evolution of Skin Colours

24 May 2009

Albinism - Why Some People have No Skin Pigmentation

18 May 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1927, the death of Eduard Bruckner, the German geographer and climatologist who...

11 May 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1852, the publication of a paper by Edward Frankland describing the valence theory...

05 May 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1952, the inventor Geoffrey Dummer present his idea of the integrated circuit, now...

03 May 2009

Stephan Zielinski has made his own viral music from swine flu using a simple sequence of amino acids found in swine flu...

27 April 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1878, Louis Pasteur give his important lecture on his evidence in support of ‘germ...

19 April 2009

On the 19th April 1943, Dr Albert Hoffman tested a substance he had derived from Ergot, and discovered it's strong...

13 April 2009

This week in science history saw, in 1923, purified extracts of the hormone insulin being made widely available for the...

05 April 2009

Fossils of the Coeacanth fish over 70 million years old are well known, but it was not until 1938 that a living...

05 April 2009

The Naked Scientists Live Show - Crisp Packet Fireworks, played to sold out houses in Grahamstown and Cape Town. Meera...

30 March 2009

This week in science history, in 1981, saw the issuing of a patent to for a genetically modified Pseudomonas bacterium...

29 March 2009

Chris Howe explains how methods used to analyse mutations in DNA across generations can be applied to ancient...

29 March 2009

Vivian Nutton explains how medical discoveries and investigations were conducted over 1,800 years ago in the Classical...

29 March 2009

Tilli Tansey takes us through the process of making medical history from the last century; including the breakthroughs...

29 March 2009

Much of the Naked Scientists team is down in South Africa this week. We had a chance to catch up with Meera to find out...

29 March 2009

Opthalmologist, Peter Watson, has taken a fresh look at portraits of Galileo which point to a swelling around his eye...

29 March 2009

Richard Barnett takes us on a tour of some of the places, characters and events of medical London.

16 March 2009

This week in 1853 saw the death of Christian Doppler, Austrian physicist and father of the Doppler effect - one of the...

15 March 2009

Post Prandial simply means "after dinner" - as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, the Whipple Museum of...

15 March 2009

You've heard the saying "lies, damned lies and statistics", now Ben Goldacre joins us to talk about how...

09 March 2009

You may take your telephone for granted, but it all started this week in 1876...

08 March 2009

The Wellcome Trust's Darwin initiatives see the science of Darwin taken into schools. Meera went along for the...